A Hot Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

For once, I'm kind of excited November is here.  Summer is traditionally a busy time, but I feel like the busy events just roll over into fall.  Our October calendar was crazy busy.  Vegas, the Lenexa Chili Cookoff, Mill Valley's Homecoming week and parade, appointments galore (dentist, hair, well-baby, flu shots), a visit by my parents, family pictures, cookie night at my friend Lauren's, and this year, the craziness that was the Royal's postseason.  I felt like our life revolved around baseball games for a good few weeks, and I'm not complaining one bit, but I'm happy to see things return to normal for awhile.

That being said, we barely made it to a pumpkin patch this year, not one piece of fall decor was unpacked from our basement, and we never had a chance to carve pumpkins.  I'm pretty sure that qualifies as a major parenting fail...  But luckily, Brantley's still young enough he won't remember our lack of festive fall fun!

We did finally visit the pumpkin patch the weekend before Halloween.  For the third year in a row, we went to the Louisburg Cider Mill and for the second year in a row, my parents were visiting and came along.  You'd think waiting that late in the year would mean some amazing fall weather, but nope, the high that day was about 85 sweltering degrees!  We wore shorts, yet we were still sweating.  Not gonna lie, it was semi-miserable and there was definitely no hot cider in our hands this year!

I think our favorite part of this particular pumpkin patch is the slide.  Every single one of us got in on the fun this year!

We opted not to do the corn maze, but did take a hay ride, fed some goats, and listened to a bluegrass band.  We left a little sooner than we would have had the weather been cooler, but had fun while there!

For prior trips to the Pumpkin Patch/Cider Mill, follow these links: 

 Next up - a post about trick or treating with Mickey and Pluto!

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